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2K Games won’t have a booth at E3 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013 20:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

2K Games won’t have a booth on the floor at E3 this year, despite one of Take Two’s biggest titles hitting in September, and the Civ V expansion on the way, not to mention the new XCOM. According to a post on the 2K forums, the publisher will instead be using Twitch and its YouTube channels to discuss its ware leading up to the June event. 2K doesn’t specifically state it or Take-Two won’t have a presence at the event, just that it won’t have anything on the showroom floor. We’ll see if we can get a clarification. The post noted to “stay tuned for our live gameplay and event broadcasts.” Thanks Splatteredhouse.

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23 Comments

  1. Stephany Nunneley

    This apparently got lost on the doc someplace. I even put it there myself. Better late than never I suppose. Thanks again Splattered.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Everyone is going to be overshadowed by SONY and Microsoft so why even show up. I rather SONY and Microsoft have 3 hour shows that be shown stupid sport games anyway. Nintendo I have lost all respect for them. What a bunch of cowards. Because they will be overshadowed and made fun of compare to the PS4 they’re afraid of SONY once again stealing any kind of thunder from them.

    I just bought two fucking Wii U’s last year and they’re going to run away scared from SONY this year. I hope their stock drop and never goes back up.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CyberMarco

    @TEA – You are contradicting yourself there, you don’t hesitate to bash Nintendo and praise SONY, but still you’ve bought 2 Wii-Us and also want Nintendo to fail, thus making your investment even more crappier. On a side note, you are from the US, right? I suppose English is your primary language, but I have a hard time going through your writings…

    On topic, I think 2K realized that it doesn’t have money to spare for a fanfare at E3 and rather want to deliver more info regarding its games through cheaper channels, like Youtube.

    Also Nintendo is on a good/bad situation at the same time. It’s smart for them not to waste money and time at E3, going against 2 major console reveals and taking the chance to flop, but still it’s a risk because it shows that it’s in some kind of limbo regarding its future products.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    E3 is irrelevant.

    It is a reality. I don’t see a reason why 2K should be there or Nintendo. the problem with E3 is that there are too many products and games and it’s a summer time.

    It is time to let it go. Let E3 DIE!

    @4, Relax, he didn’t buy any WiiU and he is just a Playstation fanboy. That’s it. End of story.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Yeah, Erthazus is right (man the irony, joking :p). E3 was relevant in the previous years, even more on the pre-Xbox360/PS3/Wii era because it was the biggest event of the year, and 1 of the greatest ways to gather devs, the press and consumers in one happening.

    But nowadays we have the Internet which is a much cheaper and more successful way to reach your audience compared to big-budget events like E3.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Joe Musashi

    Well, something beginning with “E” is irrelevant, that’s for sure.

    JM

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Bringit

    I am confused… What big game does 2K have coming out in September?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OnionPowder

    @7 Besides GTA V I don’t know.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Bringit

    That’s not 2k

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @7 2K Games is a division of Take Two which houses sports games and Bioshock, Rockstar Games (GTA RDR/RD) is a division of Take Two as well.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Bringit

    Yes. But that’s not 2K. Take-Two has stated 2K doesn’t have a booth. No word on Rockstar.

    Although Rockstar rarely ever go to E3.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. OnionPowder

    Yep everybody is right and I’m an idiot. I got them mixed up with Take-Two carry on.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    @Cybermarco…How am I doing that? I didn’t know Nintendo would punk down from SONY at E3 because they are doing so poor with the Wii U. Lets face it the only reason why they won’t go big this year is because the focus will be on SONy and Microsoft and that everyone will be up their ass trashing them on how they plan to compete….answer is they can’t so they rather be little bitches and duck out like some COD camping pussies.

    I bought two Wii U’s because I wanted to see Nintendo rise back to the glory days of the hardcore. believe it or not but there was once a time I was a raving Nintendo fan. The SNES was my first game console but now I can’t stand Nintendo. They make me sick with all that casual BS* SONY is the future of gaming and always will be and Nintendo are a bunch of scared bitches hiding from SONY’s next console again just like with their so called gamecube 2 only this time they won’t get lucky anymore like they did 6 years ago.

    Nintendo do me and the rest of the world a favor and just go software based only. I bought 2 Wii U’s just for you to not announce anything this E3….thanks ass holes. I support you but you don’t support me…great!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. The_Red

    No GTA at E3 is one thing. Heck, it’s a normal thing but NO booth for 2K at all?

    I wasn’t really convinced after Nintendo’s move and while this isn’t a huge blow, it is a worrying one. Definitely hope others don’t follow suit because I love E3, even with its PR parades, hilariously bad shows and other “problems”.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ThatGamerGuyHezron

    The funny thing is, I actually agree with theevilaires

    #15 2 years ago
  16. aleph31

    Is it possible that they are in financial trouble (like everyone else and their mother these days) and thus they are trying to save some money?

    You know, it’s just that I don’t believe E3 is not relevant anymore, so looking for a probable cause here.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. The_Red

    @16
    I don’t think so. They recently had a huge hit with Borderlands 2 and right now, BioShock I is selling better than previous 2 games. Plus while not directly, there is GTA5 in their near future (I know, TT but still).

    We know Activision likes hosting its own parties and events outside the main E3 location so, maybe they would want to do the same. I just hope these moves (Ninty and 2k) doesn’t affect others. Sure, E3 is a PR show but it still a pretty fun one to watch / follow (Though I understand that it’s a HELLISH week for poor journalists that have to cover the games and interviews).

    #17 2 years ago
  18. aleph31

    @17 yep you’re right, good post.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    @12 No you’re not. xxoo It was my way of wording it which caused the head scratching.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. AmeriToast

    I do think that E3 is becoming less and less important year after year which I have to say makes me sad. Ive been watching it since it first started and I have noticed that its glory days are past.

    I wasn’t expecting much from sony or MS last year (especially MS). So I just recorded it and watched it like 2 days later. The last 2 have been quite a disappointment for me. I only have an xbox and sony hasn’t really made any games made me want to get a ps3 again. All the great games the last 2 years have been multiplat so there was no reason to get a ps3.

    I hope this one brings out alot of great games and good conferences because they are getting harder and harder to watch each year.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    I also tend to think E3 has lost its importance. Not to the biggest fish in the pond but to the medium and smaller guys. Mostly it has become an event about who can make the most noise.

    This year all that is needed is Sony and MS to host shows. Not much else will make any sort of headlines. It is like with Nintendo. What are they going to do? What can they do? They could show Zelda, Metroid, Pikmen, Bayoneta 2, and a host of other big name games for WiiU and the only thing people will do is say they “Lost”. They can’t win. Nothing positive can come out of E3 for Nintendo.

    To reach Nintendo fans, Nintendo uses Nintendo Direct. It is streamed video in the eshop. It highlights new games and new hardware features. Show you video of up and coming games. etc. That used to be what E3 was for. Showing off up and coming games to the gamers.

    But now, more then ever, the media is a monster to be impressed/bought/influenced for the all important attention grabing headlines strewn out across the internet. Once you get that ball rolling in your favor you are good. So todays E3 is crafted with that purpose. That is why deep pockets from the big boys is where it is at.

    What if you have a small game, are a small studio? E3 really the place for you? This year, with PS4 and XBnxt coming out? I wouldn’t focus too much on E3 unless I was a power player. It is crucial for Sony, important to MS. But to most of the fish in the pond? I don’t think it holds the same level of relevence it once did.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    #21 I agree OG 100%

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    @21, The problem is Nintendo Direct isn’t exactly relevant to expanding Nintendo’s audience. Nintendo certainly weren’t going to ‘win’ E3 however I think it’s just a wasted opportunity at showing off what the Wii U has to offer, I mean if even Nintendo themselves don’t think it’s worth showing what the Wii U has to offer what’s to give potential Wii U owners any hope?

    #23 2 years ago

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    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]